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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,374 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,374
Reviews: 433
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 1,069
Gots: 335 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: truthbrew on 03-20-2003)
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beagle75

Iowa

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-22-2013 20:56:36 | More by beagle75
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-24-2014 17:13:30 | More by jklecko2
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smonice

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

12-13-2013 20:25:04 | More by smonice
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-28-2013 03:13:13 | More by DelicateDelirium
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-03-2014 20:49:48 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

07/29/06 Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle. Capped and corked. Bottled in 2003. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Murky plum colored pour. Very very slight spritzy head which evaporates almost on contact with the glass. Slight and spotty lace left behind. Seems the norm for a lambic.

Smell- The wet horse blanket and wet hay scent really comes out as it warms to room temp. A bouquet of fresh assorted berries as well.

Taste- Hmmm, taste is pretty good, but I found grapes to be one of the tastes that was hardest to find. Just a touch of grape flavor, but mostly cherry and raspberries. Sour, but not the punishment that most beers from Cantillon carry. Sour enough to make it a very slow sipping beer though.

Mouthfeel- Super dry, very very light carbonation kick. After it warms it's smooth as silk. Sour as predicted and long lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability- Wasn't let down, but I wasn't really blown away either. I was expecting a bit more out of a $32 bottle of beer. Still a pretty good beer, just not willing to dole out that much money again for it. Am a novice at matching beers with cheese, but a cheese expert said that Pierre Robert cheese (brie like) would pair nicely with it. I really didn't see it though. It did pair really well with dried cherries though...wow, did it!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2006 15:34:42 | More by GClarkage
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-15-2011 00:11:10 | More by Adamostella
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alyssajoy


4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-17-2012 21:06:36 | More by alyssajoy
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-24-2011 02:01:48 | More by Exiled
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.7%

02-13-2012 13:03:15 | More by seeswo
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06 vintage on tap at Capones

A: Dark ruby-purple body. Tight bubbly head. Not much in the way of retention. Spotty, skim like lacing.

S: Sour cherries, oak, vinegar, burnt sugar, and grape skins.

T: More of the same. Nice sour cherry boldness, and subtle oak, sugar and grape skins. An everpresent vinegar component. Vinous notes toward the back end. Sufficiently tart.

M: Slick and smooth. Lightly carbonated. Lingering finish. Nice sour/tart puckering.

D: Nice, but doesn't live up to past experiences with bottled Saint Lamvinous where the flavors were truly sublime. Not sure if it can be chalked up to tap v bottle, or whether the difference is due to the vintage.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2009 18:22:19 | More by callmemickey
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littlebeer

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

09-29-2013 10:05:14 | More by littlebeer
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CityofBals

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-31-2013 23:28:12 | More by CityofBals
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -11.7%

09-18-2013 04:40:52 | More by mookihouse
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wiltznucs

Florida

4/5  rDev -11.7%

12-31-2013 00:29:34 | More by wiltznucs
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-08-2014 00:11:02 | More by lupercmda
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emsjf

Virginia

4/5  rDev -11.7%

02-23-2013 01:43:37 | More by emsjf
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this one at vintage estates in Boardman, OH after hunting this one down for a while.

Pours a very wine like dark red with minimal head. What is there is a crown.

Smell is surprisingly subdued from what I was expecting. Grapes, a little vinegar.

Taste is very good, not nearly as sour as kriek, nice mix of sour and grapes. Good, great even, but I'm a little shocked at how high this is rated.

Mouth is where a lambic should be, relatively thin and heavy on the carbonation.

Very easily drinkable but I don't think I'll stop back here due to the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2009 00:58:01 | More by sonicdescent
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -11.7%

11-15-2011 02:21:36 | More by whartontallboy
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weaksauce

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-05-2013 02:02:05 | More by weaksauce
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -11.7%

06-06-2014 00:36:14 | More by Dolfan907
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev -11.7%

07-07-2013 12:30:53 | More by pwoody11
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -11.7%

05-11-2014 15:03:33 | More by Nolen12
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -11.7%

01-03-2012 05:44:25 | More by tonyf55
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Monk's at their Cantillon event today. The beer poured and looked much like a red wine would. It was a deep purple red color with no head to speak of at all. The aroma too, mirrored a red wine, but was less intense and had a bit of a vinegary thing happening along with a bit of mild funk. The red wine thing continues in the flavor. This beer very closely mirrors a lighter much more pleasant and enjoyable (for me anyway) version of a merlot. Very good beer, but not necessarily one that blew me away.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 03:53:14 | More by Agold
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus from Brasserie Cantillon
100 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.